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December 7, 2017

After many arduous weeks of travel the Peeps have arrived in the Rubicon Valley! They are a little bedraggled and footsore, but all have arrived safely (no more casualties after the sad demise of Cleon...), and all are eager to set up camp and settle down to the work o...

November 15, 2017

Our day began with honoring the household Gods and Goddesses of the traveling Peeps,each beseeching their household deities to

protect them on their journey's to the Capital. Unfortunately for Cleon, these prayers fell on deaf ears.

Travel across the Roman Republic in 5...

November 5, 2017

Last week the Peeps said goodbye to their homelands and loved ones and set off on their long journey to the Rubicon Valley. Some Peeps have made arrangements to caravan, picking each other up along the way, others, from more remote regions of the Republic will be trave...

October 23, 2017

The order of the day was getting every little thing in order for the long trek to the Rubicon Valley. Villagers put finishing touches on carts and horses, boats and gear.

We were reminded that people of ancient times had far less "stuff" than we currently think of as "...

October 14, 2017

This week in Village out attentions were focused intently on preparing for the journey to Rome. Omar Malodourous, on behalf of Senator Quintus Furvus Gallio, required that each Villager register to work on the Senators Villa and to fill out a supply form, letting him k...

October 12, 2017

At the close of last week we started a conversation about religion in the Roman Republic, circa 50 BCE. One of the things that we've discovered is that, not only were there many religions throughout the republic, but even within a single town people honored many differ...

October 5, 2017

So much activity in Village today!

The map, which we've been working on since day one of this Village, is at last complete; fully painted, labeled and ready for use. In the weeks to come, as the Peeps from the furthest corners of the Roman Republic ready themselves for...

September 17, 2017

   The morning started with the discovery of the Village Business Center; a central location for filing important paperwork, finding important forms and keeping abreast of the news of the day. And what is the news of the day? Village Job Applications are out! Any...

September 10, 2017

It was another busy day in Village!

We started by gathering around the Explorers Table to hear the reports from the Villagers research on general information about the provinces of the Roman Republic. Everyone had something to contribute - in fact we filled several post...

September 9, 2017

 A new group of young people, gathering together for a year long experience of collaborating to imagine, build and enliven a scale model village. It's always an exciting day, and always just a little intimidating; new people, new environment, a new community. How will...